Every September I get super excited to bust out some of our favorite Fall recipes. We spend the whole Summer making burgers and stir fry so when September rolls around I'm more than ready to eat some comfort food. I've listed some of the substitutions we use to make a lot of these recipes Vegetarian.
Without further ado, here are ten of my favorite Fall Recipes! Warning, starch ahead!
#1) Soup! Nothing says cozy like a good, hearty soup. We love the Cheesy Vegetable Chowder from Lulu the Baker. I've made it about 100 times and it always turns out delicious. We've also made it in the crock pot a few times with great success.
#2) Casserole! The Bakey Cheesy Pasta from Back to Her Roots it one of my very favorites. It's quick and easy and reheats wonderfully. We substitute Smart Ground Veggie Protein Crumbles instead of ground beef and it turns out nice and tasty.
#3) Mac&Cheese! Who am I kidding, we make this all the time! The Baked Macaroni and Cheese from A Beautiful Mess appears on our menu at least once a month regardless of the weather.
#4) Seafood! Is there anything better than a gravy based dish on a cold day? This Shrimp Etouffe recipe from Closet Cooking is just ridiculously good. This dude knows what he's doing in the kitchen.
#5) Chili! This One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese from Damn Delicious is the comfort food to end all comfort food. It's soup, but it's pasta, but it's casserole!? It's all the magical hearty Fall foods mixed together and covered in cheese. We substitute Smart Ground Veggie Protein Crumbles and Veggie broth in this recipe and it turns out great every time.
#6) Potatoes! Man, it was tough to pick a favorite, I LOVE potatoes! In the end Ree Drummonds Crash Hot Potatoes won. We start making these as soon as the weather gets cool. They're perfect with Salmon or a big Cobb Salad. Try them! You'll like 'em!
#7.) Fritatta! I love me a good Fritatta. It's the best way to use up all your leftover veggies. This Cheesy Bacon and Potato Fritatta from A Cook at Heart is awesome! We use Morningstar Veggie Bacon Strips and add an extra egg or two because our skillet is a little bigger than the recommended size, and it is magical.
#8) Bread! Alex is pretty much crazy about caramelized onions and when I came across this recipe last year I knew he was gonna love it. This Caramelized Onion and Cherry Tomato Focaccia Recipe from Cake Duchess is fantastic. (Though if I put Tomatoes on it I'd have a riot on my hands!)
#9) Pumpkin Spice! I wait all Summer to make these. Seriously. They're that good. Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes from The Comfort of Cooking. They totally taste like super fried, unhealthy donuts, but they're not! They're baked, and we all know baking burns off all the calories! :) (I would recommend keeping these guys in the fridge otherwise they get a little soggy by day 2 from the delicious buttery coating.)
#10) Pie! Skillet Shepherds Pie from The Cooking Jar is fabulous. Of course we substitute Smart Ground Veggie Protein Crumbles and Vegetable Bullion. This recipe calls for frozen mixed veggies so it comes together in a pinch. Sometimes I even toss in Kidney Beans to make it a little more filling.
I really wanted to include a more traditional Veggie Pot Pie recipe for you guys but every recipe I have saved has a long list of substitutions and additions, and well, isn't quite true to the original recipe. I guess I'll just have to write one myself!
Give these a try! I've made all the recipes on this list a bunch of times and have never been disappointed. Go forth and make comfort food!
Oh man, I think I need to go for a jog after looking at all these starchy recipes!
Thanks for reading!
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